Why Agriculture Must Take the Lead Toward a Sustainable Future


Wes Jackson
The Land Institute

Wes Jackson hails from Topeka, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas Wesleyan (B.A. Biology, 1958), University of Kansas (M.A. Botany, 1960), and North Carolina State University (Ph.D. Genetics, 1967). He became a professor at Kansas Wesleyan and later established the Environmental Studies department at California State University, Sacramento. In 1976, he returned to Kansas and founded The Land Institute, which focuses on agricultural research.

Dr. Jackson is a prolific writer and has been featured in popular media including The Atlantic Monthly, National Geographic, Time Magazine and NPR's "All Things Considered."

This is the First Annual Lecturer in Sustainability, sponsored by the College of Science, Henkels Lecturer Series, Institute for Scholarship in Liberal Arts, College of Arts and Letters, Department of Anthropology, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future, Notre Dame Office of Sustainability, and the Center for Sustainable Energy at Notre Dame (cSEND).

All are welcome to attend a reception after the presentation in the Jordan Hall Reading Room.